Nisei lawyer profiled
The life story of Masaji Marumoto, a Hawaii lawyer, judge and community leader, is told in "First Among Nisei: The Life and Writings of Masaji Marumoto," by Dennis M. Ogawa, assisted by Claire Marumoto.
The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, which published the book, is hosting a book launch at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Teruya Courtyard.
Marumoto, a State Supreme Court justice, was a 1924 McKinley High School graduate. He attended Harvard Law School, becoming a pioneer nisei lawyer in Hawaii and a leader in the quest for statehood. He also served as assistant on Clarence Darrow's defense team in the historic Massie case.
Admission to the book launch is free. The book will be sold for $25; $20 for JCCH members. Call 945-7633 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music stars to shine
The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame honors its most recent group of inductees tomorrow night at the Hawaii Theatre with "Lei of Stars," a concert featuring 2006 inductees Mahi Beamer, Robert and Roland Cazimero, Nina Keali'iwahamana and Emma Veary.
The evening begins at 7 with music by Ku'uipo Kumukahi and the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame Serenaders. Performers include Robert Cazimero's Halau Na Kamalei, and kumu hula Pohai Souza and Halau Hula Kamamolikolehua, in addition to the headliners.
The Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame was created in 1994 to recognize the accomplishments of significant composers, performers and organizations in the evolution of Hawaiian music. Proceeds from the show will help fund the Hall of Fame's outreach programs.
Tickets are $30 to $35, available at the theater box office. Call 528-0506.
Kalaupapa reading set
Sally-Jo Bowman, co-author of "No Footprints in the Sand: A Memoir of Kalaupapa," will read from her book from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday at Barnes & Noble Ala Moana.
Bowman, who wrote the book with Kalaupapa patient Henry Nalaielua, will give a brief presentation, followed by a book signing.
All items purchased from the store that day earn donations for the Hawaiian Historical Society through a book fair voucher available from any store cashier.
Bishop Museum on TV
The Bishop Museum's Hawaiian Hall $21 million renovation project will be discussed during the next two weeks on the cable television program "Ho'oulu Lahui Aloha -- To Raise A Beloved Nation Round Table."
The program will air at 7 p.m. tomorrow and July 26 on Olelo, Oceanic Cable Channel 53.
Panelists will include Isabella Abbott, chairwoman of the museum's Collection Committee; Glenn Mason, president of Mason Architects; and archivist DeSoto Brown, a member of the Hawaiian Hall Renovation Project Committee.
Online access to the program for neighbor island viewers and non-Oceanic subscribers is available through www.olelo.org.
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At the library
Public libraries are hosting two food-related events this week:
"Introduction to Macrobiotics with Kathy Maddux": The former owner of Coffee Manoa talks about the benefits of a macrobiotic diet and offers samples, 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Aiea Public Library. Call 483-7333.
"Last Summer Fling!": Ruth Yamamura, community educator with Maui Electric Co., makes Sassy Franks, Triple Chocolate Cake and apple sauce 10:30 a.m. Friday, Kahului Public Library, Maui. Call (808) 873-3097.
Kapiolani Community College offers these classes in August. Registration runs three weeks in advance. Call 734-9211.
Steak Night: Chef Dale Thomas explains how to make rubs, marinades and seasonings for steak, plus side dishes; 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1. Cost is $58.
Summer Soul Food: Chef Kevin Tate of Kevin's Two Boots covers Smothered Pork Chops and fixings of black-eyed peas, fried green tomatoes and collard greens; 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 4. Cost is $60.
Chili Times Two: Chef Laura Gershuni covers Texas- and New Mexico-style chilis; 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 4. Cost is $55.
Full of Flavor: Learn to stuff pork tenderloin, chicken breasts and salmon; 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 8. Cost is $58
Vegetarian Casseroles: Alyssa Moreau explains how to make a layered casserole, shepherd's pies and more; 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 11. Cost is $48.
Summer in Provence: Learn to make rustic French comfort dishes of Tomatoes Provencal, Bouillabaisse and Honey Cake; 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 11. Cost is $55.
Taste of Mexico: Chef Adriana Torres of Le Cirque in Mexico City teaches how to make Tamales with Pork in Salsa Verde, Tajas con Queso (roasted poblano peppers with cheese) and sweet tamales; 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13. Cost is $55.